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delineation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delineation  \De*lin`e*a"tion\,  n.  [L.  delineatio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]lin['e]ation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  representing,  portraying,  or  describing,  as  by 
  lines,  diagrams,  sketches,  etc.;  drawing  an  outline;  as 
  the  delineation  of  a  scene  or  face;  in  drawing  and 
  engraving,  representation  by  means  of  lines,  as 
  distinguished  from  representation  by  means  of  tints  and 
  shades;  accurate  and  minute  representation,  as 
  distinguished  from  art  that  is  careless  of  details,  or 
  subordinates  them  excessively. 
 
  2.  A  delineated  picture;  representation;  sketch;  description 
  in  words 
 
  Their  softest  delineations  of  female  beauty.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  Syn:  Sketch;  portrait;  outline.  See  {Sketch}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delineation 
  n  1:  a  graphic  or  vivid  verbal  description;  "too  often  the 
  narrative  was  interrupted  by  long  word  pictures";  "the 
  author  gives  a  depressing  picture  of  life  in  Poland" 
  [syn:  {word  picture},  {word-painting},  {depiction},  {picture}, 
  {characterization}] 
  2:  a  drawing  of  the  outlines  of  forms  or  objects  [syn:  {depiction}, 
  {limning},  {line  drawing}] 
  3:  representation  by  drawing  or  painting  etc  [syn:  {depiction}, 
  {portrayal}] 




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